Sunday, December 23, 2012

snow festival boxes, bags, and tags!

Oh my! Are there really only 2 days until Christmas?! I thought I'd better get this posted BEFORE Christmas, so in short and sweet fashion the following pictures are from my "Snow Festival" Boxes, Bags & Tags class I held a couple of weeks ago. It was such a fun and festive time shared with some great crafting friends!
{just a peek into my house...there are more tables around the corner}

 {check-in table with door prizes!}

All set up and ready for some eager crafters...

Guests having fun...

The goodies each of the guests created...

Each of the guests took home whatever was left of the Snow Festival DSP and 10 tags that they were able to stamp on with various sentiments if they wanted to.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question...
I'm happy to answer!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Friday, December 14, 2012

clearance rack blitz!

Nearly 300 items have just been added to the Clearance Rack -- some products up to 80% off! And for the first time ever STAMPS have been included at up to 40% off! This is not something you can wait on...all the good stuff will go super FAST!!

single markers
stamp sets
ink pads
....and much, much more!!

{available only while supplies last}

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Hop 2012

What an honor it is for me to be a part of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Blog Hop! If this is your first time on the hop, or you are new to my blog I am so glad you're here...welcome to my little corner of craftiness! It's possible you hopped on over from Justin's blog. Isn't he a crafting genius?! I just love his little painter's tray creation and the coordinating card using Festival Prints is such a fun design! Make sure to go visit if you haven't yet!

This month's theme was to create something Christmas or Holiday related and I chose to do snowflakes! I know...snowflakes aren't 'technically' Christmas (especially if you live somewhere hot!), but I just can't help but wish for a white Christmas this year! The card is one I created for my Big Shot Club. We had made a different petal cone box, but I wanted to do a makeover and create one that coordinates with the card (I'll show my other sample later).

This petal cone die take out box (check out this great video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske) and coordinating card is the perfect ensemble for a fun holiday gift. Fill it with Hershey's Kisses and you can wish the recipient a Merry KISSmas!

{choose your own Christmas greeting and stamp on the inside}
{a look from above...wrap the ribbon all the way around the box and finish with a bow}
{it can easily slip on and off - no ruining the pretty bow!}
{fill with a fun little treat}

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages (inside of card)
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Rhinestone Accents, Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Petal Cone Takeout Box Recipe
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Silver Glimmer Paper, Snow Festival DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Rhinestone Accents, White Organza Ribbon, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Snow Flurry Die, 3/4" Circle Punch

OK, next stop is to head on over to Jennifer's blog at NW Stamper and see what she has come up with! I love that we both live in the Northwest...although she is in Washington and I'm in Oregon us rainy NW girls have to stick together!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

coming soon -- Holiday Hop 2012!

I have the pleasure and joy of being a part of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Holiday Hop this year! Check back Thursday morning for a list of all of the great holiday projects we will have to share with you! You won't want to miss it!

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